Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Social Studies 2021

General information

Domain

Social Studies

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91596  91598

Information relating to both achievement standards

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page.

Candidates will be required to write an essay or a series of paragraphs for each standard.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 800–900 words (5–6 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.

Candidates will need to demonstrate understanding of the overall intent of the standard rather than all the specifics of the explanatory notes.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91596

Title

Demonstrate understanding of ideological responses to an issue

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be expected to respond to a given quote or idea and use knowledge, understanding, and skills learnt during their Social Studies course.

The society used by candidates must be real.


Standard

91598

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be provided with a resource booklet and will be expected to analyse the resources, using skills learnt during their Social Studies course.

The context provided will be freedom of speech. 


Social Studies subject page

Examination timetable

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